• Bob Vlach, Woodford Sun Staff

Board to check references of superintendent candidates

After briefly going into closed session during Monday’s regular meeting,

the Woodford County Board of Education voted unanimously to begin

checking the references of four school superintendent candidates

recommended by a district screening committee.

The board can interview any of the 19 candidates who have applied for

the job. Superintendent Scott Hawkins will retire after the school year.

Board member Amanda Glass was absent, while Sherri Springate and Allison

Richardson participated remotely during a meeting that was less than 30

minutes long.

Chromebooks, fees

The board voted unanimously to approve a bid from Staples for new

Chromebooks for students at a cost of $212,807 for 700 devices plus


A new fee schedule for students using Chromebooks was also unanimously

approved. Take-home fees for grades sixth through 12th will rise from

$10 to $15, and a $5 fee will be charged to the parents of elementary

students. Middle and high school students are also assessed a $60

instructional fee – if they do not receive a free and reduced lunch.

Thank a teacher

Next week is Teacher Appreciation Week (May 2 to 8), and Hawkins

reminded everyone to thank teachers or school employees for all they’ve

done for students.

“This year takes on a little more special meaning with everything Team

Woodford has done to keep our kids learning and to keep our kids safe

during the pandemic,” he said. “They truly have been amazing, and I am

so proud to work alongside such an incredible team.”

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